War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 1049 SUSPECTED AND DISLOYAL PERSONS.

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In reply I have the honor to acquaint you that Mr. Maury was arrested for conveying information contrary to the military regulations of the United States. His case is undergoing examination and your request for his discharge cannot be complied with until the result shall show that there is no sufficient cause for his further detention.

In compliance with your request orders have been given to Colonel Martin Burke, commanding at Fort Hamilton, to allow any member of the Briths legation to visit Mr. Maury at Fort Lafayette.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, Novmber 13, 1861.

ROBERT MURRAY, Esq., U. S. Marshal, New York.

SIR: Will you please transfer M. F. Maury from Fort Lafayette, N. Y., to Fort Independence, Boston, and report to this Department?

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 13, 1861.

A. C. SANDS, Esq., U. S. Marshal, Cincinnati, Ohio.

SIR: Your communication of the 9th instant and the package mentioned have been duly received. In reply I have to inform you that Rutson Maury was arrested in this city and is now in Fort Lafayette.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

OFFICE OF THE SUPT. OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE,

New York, November 13, 1861.

Honorable W. H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

SIR: I have to-day received the inclosed letter from Mr. William L. Burt, of Boston, in relation to the Maurys now in custody. Thinking the information he gives may be of service I send it to you.

Very truly, yours,

JOHN A. KENNEDY,

Superintendent.

[Inclosure.]

BOSTON, November 12, 1861.

Honorable JOHN A. KENNEDY, Superintendent of Police.

MY DEAR SIR: I see by the telegraph that "Jutson" Maury was arrested in Washington at the Treasury Department and will probably come under your care. The name should be Rutson Maury, Jr. He belongs in Galveston, Tex., and was a member of the firm of Maury & Wilder. He is a secessionist and came North from New Orleans arrivng in New York about the 10th of October, bringing some thousand letters as he stated of all kinds and for secession as well as commercial purposeees. He stated that he brought letters under the seal of the British consulate (from Mr. Mure, the British consul in New Orleans) containing secession information, &c., for parties here and abroad.